Happy Easter

Easter is approaching and, like every year, we dedicate our showcase in this period to Easter.

This time, however, it wants to be a slightly more thoughtful Easter, dedicated to reading and also, why not, to good company, perhaps with whom to discuss about the readings  just finished.

This showcase specifically presents 4 literary works by local artists (one of which Roberto Vascellari).

The first work “Japan on the nose” is an all-out research that reveals to history lovers, eyewear collectors and the simply curious the progress of an object created primarily for eye protection around 1000 BC. which, later reinvented in the West, took on specific forms and peculiarities in the Japanese archipelago.

A complete guide that explores every single aspect of the history of this object that remained mysterious for a long time in its evolution in Japan.

The other three works carry all the same signature, Riccardo Canciani, an author from Veneto who, treasuring the life experiences in 80 years, has decided to spread his philosophical thoughts.

“A man called Mauro”  he tells the intimate journey of an ordinary man who knew how to treasure common experiences to identify his purpose in life and pursue it in a coherent and tenacious way.

“I am Daniele” tells the story of Daniele who, just past the retirement age, examines his life and tells it focusing on some aspects and facts that have marked and taught him. Now, at the age of 67, he retires to a mountain cottage where he spends his days in close contact with nature, immersed in a world of new sounds and colors.

“The Great Journey” is the journey of knowledge through the analysis of the events that led to the evolution of man, up to a higher level of knowledge. All works are available on Amazon, both in print and digital format for Kindle.

All of these texts are mostly surrounded by specific frames for reading glasses, or “half glasses” as we know them more commonly. Simple, inexpensive and colorful, these glasses give a touch of sympathy to a condition (presbyopia) that is experienced by many as a problem. People don’t age, they acquire wisdom.


Entering the world of optics in 1946 as an employee of the historic company SAFILO, Urbano Vascellari will then open near the Rialto Bridge in Venice the current activity taking the name of “L’ottico di Rialto”.

75 years after that 1946, we wanted to celebrate this milestone with a dedicated line that inside the auction shows the logo of the Rialto Bridge engraved and colored in gold while outside you can read the Vascellari1946.

A series of frames made in Cadore that blend technology and craftsmanship, characterized by important shapes, using only cellulose acetate with thicknesses from 6 to 8 mm, ear stems and temples and a polishing obtained completely by hand.

The majesty of the Rialto Bridge is celebrated in this showcase by a work created entirely in steel by our client and friend Kyvin Sant.

Two other objects skilfully created by the same “Maestro” contribute to the exhibition: a gondola iron entangled among corals and an umbrella representing the flag of his country of origin, “Malta”.

Venice has always been made famous by skilled artisans “foresti” who love it and have dedicated their lives and their best works!



The Plague Doctor


This month’s showcase, in which the mask of the Plague Doctor is well displayed, make us think about the fact that at the moment this “black” period has not yet abandoned us. But as the Doctor of the Plague “treated” or visited the plague victims and the sick, trying to heal them, we hope that this mask in our showcase is a good omen for a future recovery.

A special Thanks to Mr. Kyvin Sant Metal Artist for these masterpiece like “ferro da gondola”, our name and the rose necklace wich he kindly gifted to us.







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Happy holidays 2021!

This year’s showcase is dedicated to the Nativity and to the release of our latest book about the history of eyewear in Japan.

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75 years of art and profession

18 October 2021.

From today, our family has dedicated 75 years to this indispensable craft which in the meantime has become a profession or as they say today, a “Mission” for us!

A special thanks to all our loyal customers who have allowed us to achieve this goal.


The twelfth edition, 9 to 17 October 2021, presents site specific installations, exhibitions in private galleries, hotels and museums, workshops, enhanced reality paths, face-to-face and online conferences to discover design meant as a complex process that starts from practical needs to reach the project. The theme proposed for the 2021 edition “DESIGN FOR ALL” is interpreted through carefully seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling the applications of new technologies.

The map presents a selection of artisanal businesses, concept stores, where the boundary between art and craft is often very thin. The ancient craftsmanship tradition combined with art make Venice a point of reference, the lounge of design.


Il Giappone in punta di naso


This Summer 2021’s showcase is dedicated to Japan and a very special exhibition.

To coincide with the opening of the “XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo”, an exhibition dedicated to the evolution of eyewear in the Land of the Rising Sun opened on 3 July 2021 at the Eyewear Museum in Pieve di Cadore (BL). An exhibition of over 80 pieces from the Vascellari collection.

The first exhibition in the world outside Japan, with so many unique and interesting objects that it has received the patronage of the Japanese consulate in Italy.

In a short tour it is possible to retrace a history of over 2000 years, from the first representation of a protective mask worn by “Mother Earth”, a 32 cm terracotta statuette from the late Jomon period (1000-400 BC) to the arrival of the first glasses in the Japanese archipelago through the Jesuit missionaries in 1551. The homage in the first 1600 of a pair of glasses to the founder of the city of Tokyo, Tokugawa Ieyasu, with a very particular detail revealed by our research, passing through the development linked to the morphology of oriental faces and ending with the tragic event of the Second World War and the dropping of the H-bomb.

The exhibition will be open every day until 30 September 2021 with opening time 9.30-12.30 / 15.30-18.30 and then until 6 January 2022, with opening times yet to be determined, at the Museodell’Occhiale, just 30 metres from Titian’s house in Pieve di Cadore, with large free carpark.

Update of January 10: Given the excellent visibility obtained from the event, the exhibition has been extended until the morning of Easter Monday, April 18, 2022.


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